Published Jul 20, 2020In honour of what would have been Chris Cornell's 56th birthday, the late artist's estate has unearthed a recording of the Soundgarden singer's cover of Guns N' Roses' 1988 ballad, "Patience."
In a Facebook post today, the estate released the following statement:
His birthday seemed the perfect time to share this and celebrate Chris, his voice, music, stories and art. It is true a man is not dead while his name is still spoken...and, through his art, an artist's soul still burns just as bright as ever upon all those that look up to him and his memory. Releasing music that was special to Chris keeps a part of him here with us — his heart and his soul. His love and his legacy.
According to Louder, the work is rumoured to be one part of a larger body of covers that Cornell was working on prior to his death in 2017. Whether or not more releases are on the horizon remains unclear.
"Patience" originally appeared on Guns N' Roses sophomore album, 1988's G N' R Lies.
Listen to the cover below.